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Lauren Landau

Host, Art Beat

Landau joined the Metro Connection team in May 2011 as the program’s first-ever intern. She started with smaller assignments, and gradually worked her way up to reporting full stories. In her time at WAMU, Landau has reported both non-narrated pieces and long-form packages. She currently serves as the host of Art Beat, a daily program that updates listeners on arts and cultural events happening in the D.C. area. She is also the editorial assistant for Metro Connection, and continues to contribute stories for the program. Landau graduated from American University’s School of Communication with a BA in Journalism.


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Mar. 20-Apr. 28: Artists at Hill Center GalleriesYou can check out a variety of artwork at Hill Center Galleries at the Old Naval Hospital in Southeast through April 28. The collection of paintings, collage and photography highlights work by six different artists, including local photographer ...
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Mar. 19: Jewel Greatest Hits TourMusic is good for the soul, and tonight you can head to George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium for the Jewel Greatest Hits Tour. The award-winning musician behind such 90s hits as "Who Will Save Your ...
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Mar. 18-Jun. 1: Trees- The World Greatest Cooperators D.C.'s Zenith Gallery presents its 35th Anniversary exhibit, Trees- The World Greatest Cooperators, through June 1. More than 30 artists contribute paintings, mixed media and sculpture that speak to the trees and their role on this planet. ...
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Mar. 15-17: Dublin: Celtic and Art Music You can experience traditional music from Ireland and neighboring Scotland at Folger Consort's Dublin: Celtic and Art Music concert. There will...
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Mar. 15-Apr. 28: Mary T. & Lizzy K. The world premiere of Mary T. & Lizzy K. opens tomorrow at Arena Stage in Southwest D.C. Written and directed by Tazewell Thompson, the play c...
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Mar. 13: ShodekehTonight at 7, Baltimore-based beatboxer Shodekeh will demonstrate the art of vocal percussion in a performance with dancer slash choreographer Krysia Bock, with collaboration from Corcoran College of Art + Design students. The event is part of the ...
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Mar. 12-24: Environmental Film Festival The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital is back for its 21st year, with a special focus on rivers. Now through March 24 you can see 190 films that provide unique perspectives on topics ranging from destructive ...
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Mar. 11-24: Don't Dress for DinnerThe British Players present Don't Dress for Dinner, a farce by French playwright Marc Camoletti. When Bernard tries to plan a romantic weekend with his Parisian mistress, he hires a cordon bleu chef and recruits his best friend to provide the alibi. But the unfaithful husb...
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Mar. 9-10: Our City Film Festival The only festival showcasing D.C.-focused films returns this weekend at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Our City Film Festival will present 12 films in four screening blocks on Sunday, with festivities, such as a Chinese Lion Dance performance, which will precede th...
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Mar. 7-8: Lula Washington Dance Theatre Los Angeles-based dance group Lula Washington Dance Theatre will be at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown tonight and tomorrow — The internationally-acclaimed group ex...
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Mar. 6-10: DC Independent Film FestivalThe competition-based DC Independent Film Festival kicks off today, showcasing more than 50 works by filmmakers from around the world. The festival runs through Sunday, with most screenings being held in the ...
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Mar. 5-Apr. 6: Dreams of Speed - 2Tom Kenyon says his grandfather's auto business — the Kenyon Motor Company — never actually raced cars. But that didn't stop the artist and car enthusiast from using his imagination. The wheels started turning for Dreams of Speed - 2 when Ke...
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Mar. 4-31: HELLO my name is Since the inception of the graffiti movement, artists have painted their chosen nicknames, or "tags" in order to identify their work and build their brand. HELLO my name is explores the contemporary street art movement with work by 80 graffiti art...
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Mar. 1-3: Socky Horror Puppet ShowIt's just a jump to the left, and then a step to The Pinch in Northwest D.C., where Nu Sass Productions is presenting Socky Horr...
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Feb. 28-Mar. 17: Home When a young man from rural North Carolina tries to build a life for himself up north, he finds that city life might not be all it's cracked up to be. But through it all, the protagonist in Home never loses his positive spirit. Originally produced by ...
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Feb. 27-Apr. 12: Seven Points (part one)Seven Points (part one) features work by three Australians whose experiences abroad influenced their art. Marley Dawson's kinetic sculpture incorporates tumbleweed, which is often associated with North America, while Anna Kristensen's paintings de...
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Feb. 26-Apr. 7: Beyond the Blue and Grey: The Virginia Home FrontTextbooks, galleries and museums often present art and information detailing the Civil War, but what was life like for those living off the battle field? Beyond the Blue and Grey: The V...
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Feb. 25-Apr. 7: Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s Sure, D.C. is known for its politics, but our nation's capital also has a unique art scene and history. Now through April 7 you can head to The Corcoran Gallery of Art to see ...
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Feb. 23-24: Mad Siren Have you ever gotten lost in a song? A new work by Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen follows a group of performers as they evolve from passive Mozart listeners into the spirit of the music itself. The dancers wear masks resembling birds' nests in ...
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Feb. 21-May 5: Faking ItAnyone who's flipped through a fashion magazine in recent years is familiar with the modern capabilities of digital editing. However people started tweaking photos long before Photoshop. Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop presents examples of altered...